Illinois Governor JB Pritzker tours flooding areas in Cairo, Metropolis

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is in the southern part of the state, touring the massive flooding in areas like Cairo and Metropolis.

The Ohio River at Cairo is at major flood stage right now, standing nearly 56 feet.

Its current forecasted crest would be the fifth highest ever in Cairo.

Cairo is also sandwiched between the Ohio River and Mississippi River.

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(This story was originally published on February 26, 2019)

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